Still Seeing Night Wakings
The struggle in the 3-4 month range is so normal. Check out our blog on the Four-Month Sleep Regression to see why this happens!
Remember, it can be normal to have a feeding in the night at this age. Perfection is not our goal, but rather sleep progress.
Our troubleshooting questions:
- Are you getting really good feedings in during the day? At this age, reverse cycling can become a major wake-up cause if babies have distracted feeding during the day. (Check out pages 10 and 11 in your Navigating Months 3 & 4 eBook for more on reverse cycling.)
- Is your little one falling asleep independently at bedtime? If babies are not falling asleep independently, going back to sleep in the night can be so tough. If you're struggling with this, the "Bedtime" coaching video and page 18 in your Navigating Months 3 & 4 eBook will be so helpful for you.
- Have you looked at wake windows lately? Babies may struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep well if wake windows aren't quite right. We often see night struggles seem to pop up when wake windows aren't expanding during the day. Daytime sleep stays at newborn levels, and night sleep deteriorates.
- Have you checked out the "Troubleshooting Checklist" and FAQs in your Navigating Months 3 & 4 eBook? This has so many ideas to really assess your whole situation on your own.
If you have our Navigating Months 3 & 4 eBook, feel like you've tried all of these things, and you're still struggling, a phone consult will likely be your best bet. Getting on the phone with a sleep consultant often really helps to get a plan in place for how to move forward in the best way for your specific concerns.